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Updated January 16, 2020


Mitchell Park Domes Train Show Opening Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. , Milwaukee . This year’s show features the theme “Attack of the Giant Monsters 2.” The Model Train and Garden Show will be open daily from Saturday through March 29.

Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park , 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, while the ice lasts, Red Arrow Park , 920 N. Water St. , Milwaukee . Slice of Ice is free to use for skaters with their own ice skates, and skate rentals are available in the warming house for $7 per pair for ages 17 and under or $9 per pair for adults.

Hot Chocolatefest, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, Echo Lake, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Broom ball tournaments on Echo Lake, 5K run through the beautiful downtown streets of Burlington, Red Hot Chili contest between area restaurants and “Who has the BEST hot chocolate” contest between participating businesses. Pancake breakfast at Veteran’s Terrace on Sunday morning. 262-763-6044.  

Milwaukee Boat Show, Friday through Jan. 26, State Fair Park Exposition Center , 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. , West Allis .

Waukesha Janboree, Friday through Jan. 26, downtown Waukesha . Enjoy many family, children, and adult events. Ice sculpting contest, where international and novice carvers form 300-pound blocks of ice into works of art. 262-524-3737,

Monster Jam, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fiserv Forum, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. $15 and up. 414-227-0511,

West Allis Winter Week, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday  through Jan. 25, downtown West Allis , 7231 W. Greenfield Ave. , West Allis . A week dedicated to celebrating winter and embracing hygge (Scandinavian concept of coziness with little pleasures). Seven different community organizations will be offering seven nights of winter activities for the whole family. From luminary hikes to soup crawls, West Allis is ready for winter. 414-774-2676,

Free College Funding Workshop, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sussex Civic Center, N64-W23760 Main St., Sussex . Learn about the financial aid system and how to get more free money from the colleges of your child’s choice.

Ex Fabula New Year Spectacular: “Middle School,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. Enjoy an evening of true and personal stories told by Milwaukee community members. For this noncompetitive curated slam, the storytellers are selected in advance, and each teller works with an Ex Fabula storytelling coach to prepare a story on the theme “Middle School.” $12., 414-286-3663. 

ULS Preprimary Open House, 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 25, University Lake School, 4024 Nagawicka Road, Delafield. Come and see how the ULS Preprimary encourages every student to be curious and inquisitive. Meet the exceptional teachers, see the classrooms and enjoy winter-themed, hands-on learning activities.

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Golden Gate Restaurant 40th Year in Waukesha , 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Golden Gate Restaurant, 1427 E. Racine Ave. , Waukesha . There will be a Lion Dance Show performed by the ShaoLin Center of Waukesha, music and 200,000 firecrackers - Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, state Rep. Scott Allen, Waukesha County Supervisor Kathleen Cummings and others will be lighting the firecrackers to ring in the new year. Red envelopes stuffed with “lucky money” - $1 to $100 bills, while they last - and bamboo 2020 calendars. 262-547-2171.

Braise Restaurant’s Snowshoe Event and Dinner, 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Farm 45, 3180 County Highway C, Town of Jackson. Take in the beautiful scenery while Chef Dave and crew prepare your food on an open fire. There will be a barn to warm up in after as well, don’t worry. $65. 414-212-8843,

Candlelight Ski/Hike, 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 25, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak , W329-N846 Highway C, Town of Delafield . snowshoe or hike by candlelight on a 1-mile trail. 262-646-3025, 

42nd annual R/C Auction and Swap Meet, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center, 3000 Highway PV, Town of Polk. $5.

21st annual Bridal Fair of Washington County, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, 3000 Highway PV, Town of Polk. Over 90 unique vendors, giveaways, prizes and more. $6. 262-677-5060,

MKE Chili Bowl, 11:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Expo Center , 1721 W. Canal St. , Milwaukee . More than 30 area restaurants will compete for Milwaukee ’s best, sampling more than 40 varieties of chili, but only one will leave with the Golden Ladle award. $25.



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